Part 1: How to join all of your squares up to the final column. Part 2 will include your final left-hand column of squares plus finishing the border. Many of you will say this is confusing and crazy! There is definitely a "light-bulb" moment that has to go off, and then its smooth sailing, and… Continue reading Continuous Flat Braid Join Tutorial
Quick tip for my Gelato pattern or any blanket you are making that has different size granny square motifs. You've heard of the Continuous JAYG - a great way to make a sturdy join that saves you from weaving in hundreds of ends - but it would be difficult to join this random placement of multi-size squares with… Continue reading Partial Continuous JAYG: Squares
Hello, y'all! Recently I have had a few requests to know how I weave in my ends for a project that has so many color changes. Since I handle my yarn ends differently depending on their stitch situation, I'll give all of my darning advice here in one post. A guide to weaving ends! This… Continue reading Weaving Ends: A Guide!
Here are my daily moods of 2014 by month. I am using the Carey Jolliffe Graphic Arts collection of Pantone Matching System colors - visual aid here - to select my mood color. January || February || March || April May || June || July || August September || October || November || December * * * *… Continue reading Daily Mood Blanket 2014
How I performed surgery on a piece to fix a mistake. Crochet + Scissors = Faint. I see crochet and knit artists alike asking amongst themselves if it is better to leave an error be as if it were fate, or to frog back and fix it, for fear of being forever haunted by its… Continue reading No Fear: Fixing a Mistake
Through all of the Chevron blankets I have made, I always get questions about the thickness of my work, and if I use two strands of yarn. With a couple of adjustments to the original standard-thickness pattern, you can make a plush and squishy chevron piece for a drafty nursery or a chilly workspace. The… Continue reading Chevron2.0: Standard Vs. Extra Thick